Where I disappeared to these last few weeks

Hello everyone!

First of all, no I haven’t dropped off the surface of the Earth although I came close to that. I haven’t been very active lately and for those of you that were wondering why (I sincerely hope you exist), the reason is, I’ve been busy adult-ing. After spending the first half of this year jetsetting around Europe mostly to Austria, Germany, Hungary and Cyprus and my amazing trip to Mauritius to attend the wedding of the year (in my honest opinion), I spent the whole of June trying to finish writing up my research – the reason I move and actually live in Turkey. And today, I actually finalised one of my papers and I have never felt so proud. I’m currently working on two projects at the moment: one about the spatiotemporal trend of rainfall in Turkey and the other about landslide risks in the Black Sea Region; both of which will be submitted (and hopefully be accepted) for publication. My summer at the moment is looking like it’s going to be filled with more research and some travel – the two best things of my life at the moment. My parents are spoiling me with yet another trip to Mauritius and I’ll be spending August in Germany mostly, with the occasional trip (hopefully) to Prague, Vienna and Copenhagen amongst others.

I’m definitely going to be around a little bit more as from now, unless I die from food overdose during my holidays in Mauritius – I’ve already sent my mother a list of food I’ve been craving for. Although if you’re missing me THAT much, I’m  usually much more present on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram than here.

Until then,

Happy Travels!

The Danube, a Chinese Market and a bunch of dead people

For our first day together (because yes that’s different from my first day which I spent mostly with Jen) in Budapest, PC and I decided to explore the Pest side of the city, that is the castle side. It’s to nobody’s surprise that we ended up doing just NOT that. Instead, we ended up getting lost in a cemetery and then at an alleged Chinese market, after which we thought it would just be best to take it easy and have a little-turned-into-long stroll along the banks of the Danube.

That's my reaction to the whole thing.
That’s my reaction to the whole thing.

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{Field Report} A tale of a tiny village

We just got dropped at Meşeli, the village where we would be spending the day, in the morning, all eleven of us, at the mosque, one of the only two public buildings in the village – the other one being the village hall. A few seconds of confusion as I watched the kids decide on what they wanted to do. They had been assigned to survey all the houses in the village and despite it being a small one, with less than 300 people, it was still quite a challenging task to complete everything by 3 pm, which is when we were getting picked up. I ended up jumping on the surveying wagon as well since walking around on my own in a half empty village wasn’t going to be much fun anyway.

Greeted by sheep at the entrance
Greeted by a herd on the way

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From a tiny island into the world, head first.

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